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Man Utd willing to pay what it takes to prise Pochettino from Spurs

Manchester United are willing to pay what it takes to prise Mauricio Pochettino away from Tottenham.

The Sun says United are prepared to fork out up to £40million to make Pochettino their next boss.

The Old Trafford hierarchy have decided the Tottenham boss is the ONLY contender to replace Jose Mourinho next summer.

And a clause in Mourinho's contract means it will cost United less to sack the Portuguese if they are not in the Champions League.

United face a battle with Real Madrid over Poch, 46. But, despite the current turmoil, they believe they can sell the Red Devils as the more attractive proposition.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy, who sold Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov to United on his watch, faces a huge battle to keep his manager.

Poch is determined to lead Spurs into their new stadium in the new year and signed a five-year, £8m-a-season deal only last summer.

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